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Goofy gorilla youngster lets loose for the weekend47s

Goofy gorilla youngster lets loose for the weekend

It's the weekend! Don't you just feel like this gorilla youngster Lope? You can't help but smile when you see Lope the gorilla youngster from the Twycross Zoo start off with his famous commando roll, then swings his arms in a big way, walking like a human and beating his chest. He not only walks on two feet, but he runs like that as well. Another roll and another little jump. That's Lope, a happy soul!

Silverback Gorilla breaks up vicious fight between females1m17s

Silverback Gorilla breaks up vicious fight between females

The Silverback western lowland gorilla from the Twycross Zoo is flexing his muscles when he charges over to break up the fighting females. It is quite terrifying to see how powerful the male is and to hear all the screams from the two female gorillas. Lope the eldest son is being his usual self and has a go at Biddy his grandma. Grandma is having none of it this time and pushes Lope away. Ozala that sits beside her sees this and has a go at her mother for having a go at Lope. The watchful eye of the Silverback gorilla Oumbi reacts in an instant, the way a Silverback should and launches himself towards the females, trying to break up the fight between Ozala and Biddy. Little Shufai runs towards the two females the same time Oumbi was moving. He first clung on to Biddi and then when mum emerged he clung on to her back, and was holding on right through the middle of it all. Biddy then got pushed out of the door by Oumbi, and then Oumbi has a go at Ozala. Lope did not get involved at first, he just looked at them, seemingly in shock that he might of caused the fight, but then he did get involved and he went for dad, grabbing his backside. When Oumbi let go and run away, Lope still had a hold of his back. A very noisy Ozala had go at Oumbi, while Oumbi did a few more laps running around until he went into the back to calm down. Biddy came back in from the back entrance. When Oumbi came out from the back again, he went into the corner, still quite agitated looking. Asante comes down from her top bunk, obviously witnessing it all from above. A little later when Oumbi comes out from the back, Lope makes way and you can see Ozala in the back with Shufai . She’s giving Oumbi the evil eye and everybody is staying well clear of the silverback. The most sorry you feel for the baby gorilla Shufai, putting himself in the middle of it all. Oumbi did a great job in breaking up the female fight.Even though Ozala started the fight by overreacting they seem to blame the Silverback. Everything was fine afterwards, no one got physically hurt, only their pride.

Gorilla brothers engage in heartwarming playtime58s

Gorilla brothers engage in heartwarming playtime

The chase is on for gorilla siblings Lope and Shufai. Shufai is chasing Lope around the enclosure. He really enjoys chasing after his big brother and Lope loves the attention. The siblings are running around so much that both of them just fall to the ground by the end of it all and have a well deserved rest.

Orangutan youngster Is getting ready for Halloween46s

Orangutan youngster Is getting ready for Halloween

Benji the Orangutan from the Dudley Zoo is all dressed up for Halloween, but he doesn't seem to be too happy with his costume as he lets his frustration out on the tire in his enclosure. He pulls the tire with force and lets go so it swings hard against the frame. He then walks off, has a little twirl in his outfit grabs the rope and goes inside. When you see him outside again, he's just hiding away under his sheet and having some food to calm down.

Crazy chimp bangs on glass, makes kid cry58s

Crazy chimp bangs on glass, makes kid cry

This is the new chimpanzee in the group, the young Kibali. He is getting a lot of attention from the younger females in the group, which gives him more confidence of challenging Jambo for his Alpha male position. As Kibali makes it’s presents known, there are a lot of noises and displays of strength. Jambo who he is challenging is sitting quietly on the other end. When Kibali jumps up and down on the ropes with lots of noise and his hair is standing up he jumps to the ground and then suddenly comes swinging towards the huge window and kicks it with his powerful legs. Unfortunately the little girl watching on the other site didn’t expect it as he came launching towards her and it made her jump cry. The other kids on the other site were more prepared when he did it again. Looking at Kibali and Jumbo, I'm guessing Kibali is definitely on the way of getting the alpha male role, when not already there. Jambo who suffers from alopecia is sitting quietly on the other end. It seems quite sad that Jambo would loose his alpha male position, but this is the natural way with chimps and maybe Jambo thinks "I'm just getting too old for all this, I just want some peace and quiet." Jambo's son Mongo who also had alopecia had the alpha position before and Jambo only took over when Mongo passed away. Kibali was already at Twycross Zoo, but with another group. Since they've built the new habitat, they slowly are introducing the two groups together with Kibali being one of the first to join Jambo's troop. Here is some more info of what Twycross Zoo wrote "Some of the younger females in the group are changing their allegiance to one of our young virile males, Kibali. This attention is giving Kibali more confidence and a keen interest in mating. Jambo is not in favor of this and as a leader of the group tries to control the situation, which sometimes lead to clashes between the two males. Challenges for power, although completely natural, are not for the faint-hearted. It involves the challenging chimp working to ensure he has his back up in place (lots of bond forming with his chimpanzee pals) and then displaying aggressive behavior to the dominant male. The extent of this can vary from lots of loud screaming and chasing around to the use of their strong arms and teeth to prove their power, which may create some injuries."

Running baby rhino doesn't want to go inside for bedtime1m49s

Running baby rhino doesn't want to go inside for bedtime

This is a greater one-horned rhino calf that just doesn't get tired. Getting bigger every day, he's four month old in this video. Akeno just loves to run around his habitat. After being outside nearly all day, it’s time for the little one and his mother to go inside, so they can let the dad Beni out for him to enjoy the bigger enclosure for the rest of the day. Just one little problem, Akeno is having none of it. He just doesn’t want to stay in the back long enough for the staff to close the door. He has still too much energy to burn off and wants to run. He’s running around the pond, bumping into mom Asha. Asha keeps going inside, but also comes back out again to see where her son is. Looks like dad has to wait a bit longer for his dinner and the bigger enclosure!

Gorilla Tries To Figure Out How To Wear T-Shirt1m26s

Gorilla Tries To Figure Out How To Wear T-Shirt

A female gorilla found a t-shirt but is not sure what to do with it! It is adorable to watch her scurry around, flinging the fabric about, trying to make sense of it all. In the beginning, we see our distant relative shake out the shirt as if she is preparing it for laundry. It is easy to see where our instincts come from! Gorillas are a human beings’ second closest relative behind the chimpanzee. There has been extensive research done to compare our similarities and differences to establish where we came from and how we have come to be. Despite there being a plethora of theories, as extravagant as we are a result of psychedelic consumption unlocking and enlightening the ape mind, we have yet to come to a general conclusion. We know that we evolved from these past family members, but exactly how remains a mystery. Of our genetic code, 98.7% is the same among humans and gorillas. Like us, the family structure is crucial to maintain the emotional bond between beings. Aside from our hands, noses and facial structure similarities, gorillas also endure body odor and the same five sense which ground us to this earth. They communicate in an outstanding manner, between their own species and even our own. There have been numerous accounts of emotional bonds between humans and apes. Remember King Kong? Despite his barbaric size and strength, he had a soft side a created a very strong emotional bond, some would call love, towards an unexacting young woman. The connection they shared was outstanding yet not unique. Many researchers have noted the emotional depth of these animals in their studies. Most notably is Jane Goodall who is known to have exemplified how gorillas and apes use tools in their societies. Jane Goodall is a writer and scientist who has spent years of her life among chimps. She studies them, lives with them and incorporates herself as one of their society. Even more, their family. She studies them in their natural habitat so that we may know more about the wondrous they have to offer. Despite our similarities, the gorilla’s greatest living predator is us, the humans. The threat to gorilla life has increased over the last several years, much as our impact on almost every other species on earth. Gorillas are currently being hunted and poached for their meat in many parts of the world which has increased the spread of disease such as Ebola. Gorillas are also suffering because their homes are being taken away due to logging and mining industries. All over our world where gorillas inhabit, they are under threat due to deforestation and habitat loss. The gorilla in this video is clearly in captivity at a zoo where the habitat conditions have been mimicked to try to emulate their natural lives. As gorillas may soon go extinct in central Africa, a zoo may soon be the only place to view these mysterious creatures. That is until Planet of the Apes happens. Or are we only dreaming?

Elephant Youngsters Present Sibling Rivalry Over A Toy1m40s

Elephant Youngsters Present Sibling Rivalry Over A Toy

The staff at the Chester Zoo mounted a log on a hinge in the elephant enclosure. It got taken over as a toy straight away by Aayu the older male calf of the herd and nobody else was allowed to play with it. He had fun wrapping his trunk around it and stepping on it. So when his big sister Indali came close to the log he was having none of it. He gave her a big shove. During the morning Indali tried a few times to have a play, but the watchful eyes of Aayu made this impossible. She wasn't even allowed to rub her bum on it when she had an itch. At one point he even grabs her tail! In an attempt to entertain the elephants at the Chester Zoo in Cheshire, England, the staff mounted a big, long log on a hinge in the elephant enclosure. It got taken over as a toy straight away by Aayu the older male calf of the herd and nobody else was allowed to play with it. He just loved watching it bounce up and down and had a blast moving it around with his little elephant trunk! This adorable little guy is having the time of his life playing with the log and even though the other elephants want to take a turn with the new toy, he has made it very clear that it is his and only his! Watch as Aayu has fun wrapping his trunk around it and stepping on it. He is having such a great time with the log that when his big sister Indali comes to close to the log, he charges at her with his head down in an attempt to protect his new toy from others. He gives his big sister a shove backwards away from the log as if to say “mine!” as a toddler would when their sister tried to take their favourite toy away. Even though she is bigger than him, Aayu still manages to push her several feet back away from the log. During the morning Indali tried a few more times to have a play with the new toy, but the watchful eyes of Aayu made this impossible. She wasn't even allowed to rub her bum on it when she had an itch. At one point he even grabs her tail to let her know that he wants her to leave at once. He is very protective over the new log in the enclosure and it is hilarious to watch him as her does everything he can to keep it all to himself! Aayu and Indali are the zoo’s newest and youngest elephants to join the family. Aayu was born in December 2016 and Indali was born at the zoo in January 2017. Despite their very large size, they are still babies as you can tell by their playful and entertaining personalities! Cheshire Zoo is a popular destination, visited by over 1.9 million people every year! They care about their animals, having 21,000 of them residing in the zoo are involved with many conservative projects in their area and abroad. The Cheshire Zoo also has 125 acres of award winning zoological gardens, making the Zoo a very poplar place with tourists. One of the zoos most popular exhibits is the Asian Elephants. These magnificent animals are showcased as the first exhibit when you visit the zoo due to their popularity and entertaining personalities. These elephants are very intelligent and sociable creatures that live together in family groups. These groups are typically led by the eldest female. The Asian elephants most distinctive features is their strong and powerful trunks which they use to forage for food, suck up water and of course, move toy logs around during play time!

Grumpy Silverback Gorilla deals with super annoying son2m16s

Grumpy Silverback Gorilla deals with super annoying son

Oumbi is having a rest - well he is trying to - under the pavilion and making himself comfortable while Lope is being silly on the other side of the wall. Strutting his stuff, his face covered in wood wool. He does a little twist and beats his chest and then he goes to work on being the most annoying son he can be. He looks around the corner and stares at dad who tries hard to ignore him. Lope beats his chest again and bangs on the wall where his dad is leaning against. The second time he does it, Oumbi hits back at the wall as to say keep it down boy. Lope doesn't give up easily, so he does it again and again. When Lope does his spins and it gone quite Oumbi hits the wall with his fist, like he almost missed Lopes annoying antics. Look at Lope after his spins, he's just resting his head casually on his head lying down. Looking in dads direction and off he goes again. Than he tries a different method coming running from the other site. Oumbi beats his chest. The second time Lope comes round the other site is just so funny, he just pokes his head around the wall slowly and then the rascal throws a stick at dad and beats his chest! We would just love to know what Oumbi is thinking. Looking at his face now, he's starting to get more annoyed and waiting for his sons next move!

Silverback gorilla shows off his daily workout routine1m48s

Silverback gorilla shows off his daily workout routine

Oumbi the male gorilla from the Twycross Zoo is the most active just before lunchtime. Like everybody else, he's getting all excited for the food. They are waiting for the doors to close so the keepers can scatter the food outside. Apart from a few outburst that he has to keep his family in check, he is quite happy being mostly just sitting, eating, relaxing and sleeping, which does make you wonder how he gets all those muscles. Well now you'll find out. He's doing his daily routine of pull-ups! Just look how he manages to do them with so much ease! When he does his first pull up you’ll see his mate Ozala in the background running with baby Shufai. After he had his pull-ups he’s running through the enclosure to let everybody know he’s the boss and everybody moves quickly out of his way. Asante is resting up the top and you can see Oumbi having a little dig at her. He continues with some more gym exercise, before he has another go at the others. Oumbi is normally the first one out after lunch, that is if Lope his cheeky son doesn’t get there first! Than it’s Ozala with baby Shufai. Asante the aunt and grandma Bidi are always the last ones to go out and giving all the others the chance of feeding first, until they are getting there share.

Amazing Low Level Flying Tucano At Mach Loop Wales 57s

Amazing Low Level Flying Tucano At Mach Loop Wales

Mach Loop is a set of valleys in North Wales, United Kingdom. It is close to the towns of Dolgellau in the north, and Machynlleth. They constantly used for low level flight training by various aircrafts, flying as low as 250 feet (76 metres) from the nearest terrain.

Happy Baby Rhino Begs Mom To Play With It1m36s

Happy Baby Rhino Begs Mom To Play With It

Akeno the greater one-horned rhino calf from Chester Zoo is just a barrel of energy. He runs around with those cute little wiggly ears headbutting his mom every so often. When mom decided to lie down, Akeno bumps into her leg, then walks around her and jumps on her back! While on top of her he gives her little nudges, one after another. When that is not working he gets off her back and nudges her in the butt and runs off. After a few more nudges in his mother's face and another runaround, his mom finally gets up again. Who could think that such large and dangerous animals could be so adorable? Isn't this the cutest spectacle you have seen in zoos? Also known as the greater one-horned rhino ceros and great Indian rhinoceros, the baby was born at the Chester Zoo, Cheshire England at around 6 pm on the 3rd of May 2018. It is a male and they named him Akeno, meaning “beautiful sunrise”. Asha, his 11-year-old mom, had a 16-month pregnancy and only a 20-minute labor. The dad, Beni, is separated from these two, presumably for safety reasons. When on the topic of rhinos, take a look at this baby who did not have such a great start in life, but due to the love and care of animal protection teams got a new chance in life. This adorable newborn rhino rescued after being abandoned by its mother . A baby rhino abandoned as a newborn due to a case of mistaken identity was saved by a local rescue team. The rhino, now one-month-old, lives with the team at Aquila Rescue Centre, who have developed an 18-month plan to reintroduce him into the wild. Looking after the young calf is a full-time occupation, with the baby needing to be fed every two hours. He has also be assigned a mentor to teach him how to graze, something his mother would have done. On New Year’s Eve 2015, the staff at the Aquila Rescue Center in Cape Town, South Africa, received a call about an injured rhino calf in the wilderness. The team discovered the baby rhino close to midnight, slumped in the dirt. According to Divan Grobler, a member of the conservationist team, his mother probably mistook her baby with another newborn in the vicinity and left her own by mistake. The team spent the entire night with the baby, trying to locate its mother and reunite them, but had no luck. Ten hours had passed without luck and the calf was getting hungry. The team brought the baby rhino back to the center and tried again the next day, only for the mother to reject him once more. Now one month old, the baby rhino lives with the team at Aquila Rescue Centre. They have developed an 18-month plan to reintroduce their newest protegee back in the wild, where he belongs. Until then, he needs to be fed every two hours and can consume 15-20% of his body weight in formula. Not to mention the exercise! What do you think about this video? Make sure you tell us more in the comments down below. If you like what you see, don’t forget to share it with others who might like it as well. It just might be the highlight of their day! Enjoy!

Hercules With RAF Centenary Tail And Airbus A400M At Mach Loop 4K 53s

Hercules With RAF Centenary Tail And Airbus A400M At Mach Loop 4K

Low Level Flying Hercules With RAF Centenary Tail, RAF 100 sticker. Also flying the Airbus A400M. Mach Loop is a set of valleys in North Wales, United Kingdom. It is close to the towns of Dolgellau in the north, and Machynlleth. They constantly used for low level flight training by various aircrafts, flying as low as 250 feet (76 metres) from the nearest terrain.

Chimpanzee makes funny faces at her own reflection1m11s

Chimpanzee makes funny faces at her own reflection

This is Tojo from the Twycross Zoo in England and she loves her own reflection. You can always see her with a CD running around the enclosure. Now she had the opportunity to see herself in a camera and she made the most of it by pulling funny faces at it and then she applauds herself. She still didn't let go of her piece of CD in her hand. In 2016 a mirror self-recognition test if a non-human being has the capacity of visual self-recognition. Chimpanzees were one of the animals, that breezed through the MSR test as recognizing themselves. Twycross Zoo in Atherstone has 18 Chimps. They now have their new home. A great big indoor habitat spanning three stories high with outdoor climbing frames purposely designed to be similar to a wild environment. Chimpanzees are nearing extinction in the wild, primarily as a result of poaching and habitat loss. As some of the closest relatives to humans within the animal kingdom, it is hardly surprising they can be prone to similar ailments and diseases. Twycross Zoo is the project-lead of the Ape Heart Project; a 10 year research program to explore why many of the great apes are prone to developing heart disease, particularly in captivity. Working in close collaboration the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at Nottingham University and an International team of vets and cardiologists, the hope is to be able to provide better care for the captive great ape community across Europe. The program is European-wide and endorsed by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA).

Awesome Low Level Flying F-15E Strike Eagle At Mach Loop 1m58s

Awesome Low Level Flying F-15E Strike Eagle At Mach Loop

Mach Loop is a set of valleys in North Wales, United Kingdom. It is close to the towns of Dolgellau in the north, and Machynlleth. They constantly used for low level flight training by various aircrafts, flying as low as 250 feet (76 metres) from the nearest terrain. In this video you'll see the awesome F-15E Strike Eagle fighter bomber flying through the Welsh valley. The footage was taken from Mach Loop-Bwlch. As there are no timetables, the aircrafts can come at any time or not at all. So you might think, you're crazy for waiting for up to 10 hours a day no matter if rain or shine on a top of a hill just waiting for the chance to get a glimpse, but once you've experienced the amazing low level flying when the aircrafts are only a few meters away from you with all that sound , you will be hooked and come back and again and again.

Funny compilation of monkeys walking like humans1m05s

Funny compilation of monkeys walking like humans

Did you know that apes enjoy walking on two feet like humans do? Look at this compilation of the various apes, like the gibbon, with its long legs and arms dangling down while walking. Then there are the chimpanzees with their funny walks and even Jambo the hairless chimp walks on two feet! Oumbi the big silverback gorilla has a go at it as well while picking up his food, but the master at this is the gorilla youngster called Lope! With him you can just see how much he loves to walk on two feet. He’s just got that real swagger and can show everybody else how it is done. You can see him feeling comfortable in doing it as well.

Different Zoom Stages - Panasonic HC VXF1 4K Cow Zoom 51s

Different Zoom Stages - Panasonic HC VXF1 4K Cow Zoom

This video shows many different zoom stages of the new professional camcorder from Panasonic, the Panasonic HC-VXF1. Zooming in on a resting cow. I used a manfrotto carbon tripod for this demonstration. Setting 4K video. Not sure why they bother doing the digital zoom, as you can see it's pretty useless. The video camcorder has an 24x optical zoom, goes up to 32x on the i-zoom and then the digital zoom goes up to 1500x. The camcorder has a new MOS sensor and bright F1.8 lens and is 25mm wide. There is an Electronic viewfinder and a manual ring Caution: 3rd party batteries don't seem to work with this camcorder. I tried several that I still had from an older camcorder that took the same batteries.

Sophisticated ape drinks water the classy way40s

Sophisticated ape drinks water the classy way

These are the Bonobos apes from the Twycross Zoo in Atherstone, England. The group of apes are enjoying the British sun and hot weather outside and don't seem to want to go inside to drink from their fresh water supply there, so instead they are staying outside and make their way to the pond. Most of the group members all bend down to slurp up the water the ape way. One is trying it with a rubber toy, but as it got holes on either end, it’s not really working like a cup and there is always one that likes to be a bit more classy than the others. This one found a cola bottle cup and uses this to get his water bit by bit out of the pond. It would make much more sense to do it the old fashion ape way to get more into his mouth, but no this one wouldn’t dare to be seen to be so common. Who knew even apes have manners! Many people think they are Chimpanzees, but although they are very similar and both are closely related to humans, the bonobo is a lot slender in appearance. With the Chimpanzees the males are the dominant, but with the bonobos the females are the dominant once. Unfortunately like a lot of other animals they are threatened by habitat loss and human population growth. Twycross zoo is helping the bonobos getting back to the wild by supporting the Conservation Welfare fund with the daily running of the sanctuary Lola ya Bonobo. In June this year the sanctuary is planning to release 13 more bonobos to the wild!